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GPS on my iPhone

There are a lot of discussions going on about the GPS accuracy on the iPhone. So I started a short test. I tried to get my home position every day and make a screen shot of it - it became 11 days because the error repeats itself on certain days. And I say now that it is not the iPhone (or maybe partly) but that it are those satellites that somehow send wrong signals, because every monday I am here, on every tuesday I am there, etc. So there's a pattern in the positions I am at through the week, although I always was at my house when I took the following screen shots.

I wrote the date in the upper right corner, you can see the time at the top, and put a circle around the spot where my house is. The blue dot marks the GPS spot.

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So ... either one of these blue dots should be exactly at my house and the iPhone is very wrong, or all these blue positions are wrong and the satellites do something weird or are too far away from this city.

Update August 2010: since all iPhone3G updates and now my iPhone4, GPS works fine again.
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Wok Maxis

We hebben op eerste kerstdag bij Wok Maxis gegeten. Dat was voor mijn vrouw en mij de eerste keer en zeker voor herhaling vatbaar. Ze hebben daar echt een fantastisch assortiment - je kunt daar echt uren doorbrengen met het lekkerste eten.IMG_0262-2009-12-26-10-33.JPG
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SetEXIFData 2.5

A new version of SetEXIFData is on-line. You can find it here.
This new version has
Geotagging and some minor repairs.
 
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Nu niet meer zeuren over films downloaden!

Na onderstaand bericht over het toegenomen bioscoopbezoek kunnen de klagers over het downloaden van films zich weer in hun schulp terugtrekken tot er opnieuw iets te mekkeren valt:

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De Cubaan 'Barrio Cubano'

Vandaag bij het Cubaans restaurant 'Barrio Cubano' gegeten. Ofschoon Nederland tamelijk duur is om uit eten te gaan, zat de zaak toch redelijk vol - en dat voor een donderdagavond die bij ons in Zutphen niet eens koopavond is! Mijn vrouw had een 'Varkenshaas met champignons' en ik een 'Trio van vis op verse groenten' en het was allebei erg lekker. Samen met een halve liter rode huiswijn kostte dit etentje €48,25. In Duitsland ben ik voor een vergelijkbaar gerecht rond de €35,- kwijt (tot nu toe). De ambiance is erg aangenaam en ondanks dat je om je heen iedereen hoort praten, kan je toch je partner en jezelf nog goed horen. Dat van de andere gasten is meer een gezellig geroezemoes.
 
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Google Maps and Geocoding

Here's my implementation of Google's geocoding API, which I am going to implement in SetEXIFData :

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Bootcamp partition

I use Parallels Desktop for Mac (have used VMWare Fusion, but found it really slow) but I find it too slow to work with on a daily basis. Therefore I thought I'd switch to a Bootcamp partition and boot the Mac directly into Windows. That way it would a) be faster and b) at last I could use my cheap Windows USB film scanner and digital Blocknote, which Parallels was never able to recognize. So said, so done. But yesterday two things happened :
  • My MacbookPro wouldn't boot off the Windows partition anymore - it simply remained stuck in the startup process. I don't know why... it's just disappointing after so many hours.
  • In my email I saw an announcement of Parallels 5.
I started reading about Parallels 5 and it said that at last it would recognize all USB hardware, was Snow Leopard ready and could boot off a Bootcamp partition. A few seconds later I had my upgrade serial numbers and was installing P5 over P4.

After installation I started my normal Windows XP virtual machine and let P5 upgrade it. Then I quitted the machine and backed up the 40 Gb file to my Drobo. Then I clicked the big + to add a new virtual machine and chose 'Bootcamp' and hoped that it would pick it up. It did! After a while P5 was ready to start and so I did. P5 created a 2Gb virtual disk - I don't know why and booted the Bootcamp Windows XP without any troubles. And you know what? It runs almost 10x faster off the Bootcamp partition as with its normal virtual disk structure. With P4 and the virtual disk, MS-Excel 2003 took ages to start up. But now, it's like a flash - as if I've booted directly into Windows. And... it recognized indeed my cheap Prolectrix film scanner and my cheap Medion digital blocknote. Great, really great! Of course I immediately backup up the 2Gb virtual disk and the bootcamp partition to my Drobo. You can backup and restore a Bootcamp partition with Winclone.
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Dineren in de 'altstadt' van Neustadt

Gisteravond hebben we met vrienden in Neustadt an der Weinstraße bij de griek gegeten, in een restaurant met de naam Gasthaus 'Zur Post'. Ze spreken daar zelfs een beetje Nederlands omdat daar al 20 jaar lang regelmatig militair personeel van het NATO-hoofdkwartier komt eten.

Erg vrolijk en amicaal personeel en erg lekker eten.
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Foto: Heidelberg

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Dieses Wochenende waren wir in Heidelberg - was für eine wunderschöne Stadt.
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Sleeping and Breakfast in Mannheim

95329_b1-2009-11-8-09-20We were in Mannheim for the weekend to visit friends. They show us around and take us to various really nice places. For example, this Best Western Premier hotel Steubenhof. It's a great hotel with very nice rooms and a great breakfast (€23 extra) and you can get to the center of Mannheim quite easy. But you can also have breakfast someplace else!
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Have breakfast at Fody's - eat as much as you want for a fixed price. And they serve a really good breakfast.

You can find Fody at Mannheim's Airport
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